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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Fire of Snow
By Clark Ashton Smith
 
PALE fire of snow had lit the dusk for me:
  Astray with mind half-consciously intent,
  I had not thought the wood so imminent.
Those lofty trees upstanding wearily,
Darker than sleep, more mute with mystery        5
  Than far-off death, where questing dreams are spent
  With stars and winds, appeared they as I went
Therein, and paused in old expectancy.
 
Pale fire of snow had lit the dusk for me;
  But the black stillness held where once the wind        10
  Had parted boughs in music, that the gleam
  Of stars might enter. All was strangely blind,
More dull than midnight ’neath the middle sea;
  Filled with the silence of a perished dream
 
 
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